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Sedric is Volkswagen's first autonomous car

Sedric is all-electric, fully autonomous, and operated by a voice-controlled AI agent.

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Self-driving cars now ‘way more’ inevitable with launch of Waymo’s first test fleet

Google's sister company Waymo is getting serious about real-world testing.

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Waymo's goal with its autonomous-driving, ride-hailing program

Alphabet's Waymo is now offering rides in its autonomous minivans to users in Phoenix. Here is what it hopes to find out.

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59% off RAVPower 14000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter - Deal Alert

A compact power bank, a car jump starter, and a LED flashlight, all fit into a minimal and portable design. Store it in the glovebox or simply drop it in your bag. Have a concentrated 14000mAh source of power always with you.

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50% off Foval 150PSI Car Digital Tire Pressure Air Gauge - Deal Alert

This pressure guage from Fovsal features a lighted nozzle and display screen for ultimate visibility in low light, and doubles as a vehicle emergency tool with LED flashlight, car window breaker, seat belt cutter, and red safety light....

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Cars and the IoT: The lane lines are blurring

For over 100 years, the world of automobiles has had the road to itself -- now with the digitization of everything, data is starting to rule the road.

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Six in 10 people believe their lives will improve with autonomous vehicles

A new study shows connected and autonomous vehicles will transform most people's lives by, among other things, reducing the stress of driving; reducing accidents; and lowering insurance costs.

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Ford hires 400 mobile connectivity engineers

Ford is hiring 400 engineers to support its efforts to build connected-vehicle tech and plans to establish a new Research and Engineering Center to focus on connectivity in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer

Uber is asking a federal court to use arbitration to settle most of the claims in a lawsuit brought by rival self-driving car developer Waymo.

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Video: You won't find a steering wheel or a driver on this autonomous shuttle

Small, autonomous shuttles have been transporting passengers around Sion, Switzerland for free in an attempt to integrate autonomous vehicles into cities.

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You won't find a steering wheel or a driver on this autonomous shuttle

Small, autonomous shuttles have been transporting passengers around Sion, Switzerland for free in an attempt to integrate autonomous vehicles into cities.

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Uber hits the brakes on self-driving car tests after a crash

An Uber crash in Arizona has halted the company's autonomous car tests everywhere -- and it couldn't have come at a worse time for a company mired in controversy.

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Waymo fears Uber may peek at secret court docs

Alphabet's autonomous car unit Waymo is concerned about giving Uber Technologies’ internal counsel extensive access to documents it filed under seal in connection with its lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and patent...

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Intel-Mobileye merger to boost BMW's self-driving car plans

Mobileye’s buyout by Intel buttresses a decision by the vehicle vision system firm to favor BMW with its EyeQ vision chip technology over Tesla.

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Nvidia, Bosch to make self-driving car computer with new Xavier chip

Nvidia's next big chip called Xavier is headed first to self-driving cars, and the company is working with Bosch to develop such systems.

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Your smartphone: The mechanic in your pocket

You can use your Android or iOS device to gain access to a wealth of information about your vehicle’s operation. A few dollars spent on an OBD adapter and app can save you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary auto repairs.

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Electric Eve is a vision of the autonomous car future

The concept vehicle is designed by Chinese start-up, Nio, and offers a glimpse of the company's dream for the future of autonomous, connected travel.

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Why Intel is buying car-vision company Mobileye for $15.3B

Intel is buying autonomous-car tech company Mobileye to advance its position as a major player in the self-driving car industry.

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